Olympic and world champion Jeremy Wariner is preparing to break Michael's Johnson's 400-meter world record.
Jeremy Wariner has the track world talking again!
The 400-meter sprinter spoke with the press on Monday at a promotional event set up by Adidas in Beijing.
Jeremy refused to talk about last month’s coaching change, however he did take the opportunity to proclaim that his agent, Michael Johnson, might lose his status as the 400-meter world record holder in Beijing or possibly sooner. Last season, Wariner ran a personal best time of 43.45 and is rapidly getting closer to Johnson’s world record of 43.18.
"I'm looking forward to defending my title and hopefully breaking the world record," he said on Monday. "Honestly, if I haven't broken it before the Olympics, I know I can break it at the Olympics."
He and long-time Coach Clyde Hart split ways over a contract dispute in which Hart was offered less money to work in 2008. Despite what has been said by critics, J Dub does not regret the decision to train with new Baylor Assistant Coach Michael Ford.
Jeremy is currently preparing for his 2008 debut next week in Australia. He is no amateur at the Apollo.
He knows what it takes to win big.
By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist